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YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead

GUEST,Malcolm Storey 25 Apr 18 - 08:38 PM
Mr Red 26 Apr 18 - 04:31 AM
GUEST,Malcolm Storey 28 Apr 18 - 08:22 PM
GUEST,Observer 29 Apr 18 - 02:26 AM
GUEST 29 Apr 18 - 05:43 AM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 29 Apr 18 - 06:09 AM
GUEST,Observer 29 Apr 18 - 10:10 AM
GUEST,Guest - 2 29 Apr 18 - 07:23 PM
GUEST,ripov 29 Apr 18 - 07:56 PM
GUEST,ripov 29 Apr 18 - 07:58 PM
GUEST,Observer 30 Apr 18 - 01:51 AM
Mo the caller 30 Apr 18 - 10:05 AM
Mo the caller 30 Apr 18 - 10:14 AM
Mo the caller 30 Apr 18 - 10:32 AM
Tattie Bogle 30 Apr 18 - 05:53 PM
GUEST,Malcolm Storey 30 Apr 18 - 07:24 PM
Tattie Bogle 01 May 18 - 05:28 PM
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Subject: YFDW 2018 IS DEFINITELY GOING AHEAD
From: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
Date: 25 Apr 18 - 08:38 PM

Just got fed up of obits and cancellations so thought I would stick a positive in there.

The event is in its fifth year and full details can be obtained from the website at http://yfdw.org.uk.

The event is aimed at experienced dancers although aspects of it might be of interest of those wishing to dip their toes in with a friendly and helpful group of people.

The full event is well on the way to selling out but the curious can always be accommodated.


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Subject: RE: YFDW 2018 IS DEFINITELY GOING AHEAD
From: Mr Red
Date: 26 Apr 18 - 04:31 AM

Upton upon Severn FF 4-7 May & "not for profit" survives on the goodwill of the committee, and the town. I have supported it for 30 years mostly as a steward and on my website mister.red/fest.html and on the committee in the early years.


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Subject: RE: YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead
From: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
Date: 28 Apr 18 - 08:22 PM

Mr Red

We would be more than happy for you to add YFDW to your list of dance events.

The website address is included in the original posting.

Although Judy and I spend the majority of our personal attendance involvement in song events we are both very much aware how important dance is in the tradition.

We both enjoy dancing, more so when we were younger and fitter, and derive a lot of enjoyment from organising (probably our forte) events. We think ourselves fortunate to be able to get together with really lovely people just to do the things we collectively enjoy.


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Subject: RE: YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead
From: GUEST,Observer
Date: 29 Apr 18 - 02:26 AM

What on earth is an English Ceilidh when it's at home?

I was always given to understand that a Ceilidh was traditionally a Scottish or Irish social gathering whose origins were in the Gaelic areas of Scotland and Ireland . A social visit that usually involved Gaelic folk music and dancing, either at a house party or a larger concert at a social hall or other community gathering place.


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Subject: RE: YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Apr 18 - 05:43 AM

This

The use of the term "ceilidh" for this type of dance has been standard since the 1970s.


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Subject: RE: YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 29 Apr 18 - 06:09 AM

A ceilidh (Scottish) is a gathering which may or may not include song & dance-
A ceili obviously has a similar meaning in Ireland, although here it seems to imply a much stronger message that the main interest is in music & dancing.


There is a tradition of the 'rambling house' in Ireland which still
exists and which may be nearer to the meaning of the Scottish ceilidh?

The Scottish spelling in 'English ceilidh' is more common in England than the Irish one, but it probably doesn't matter anyway- the English language has taken words from all over the world- am sure Malcolm's YFDW will be good fun whatever it's called!


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Subject: RE: YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead
From: GUEST,Observer
Date: 29 Apr 18 - 10:10 AM

Thanks for the above explanations - misappropriation of other peoples cuture due to a sorry lack of imagination.


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Subject: RE: YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead
From: GUEST,Guest - 2
Date: 29 Apr 18 - 07:23 PM

Just for Observer.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

The expression Ceilidh / Ceili has become an indicator recognised by a larger public to mean something enjoyable and encompassing.

Stop nitpicking.


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Subject: RE: YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead
From: GUEST,ripov
Date: 29 Apr 18 - 07:56 PM

I seem to remember my parents talking of "a bit of a knees-up" in the days before wireless sets had loudspeakers and you had to make your own music (dad was a good pianist of the 'plays by ear' variety)


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Subject: RE: YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead
From: GUEST,ripov
Date: 29 Apr 18 - 07:58 PM

Sorry - picked up on an interjection that was nothing to do with the thread!


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Subject: RE: YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead
From: GUEST,Observer
Date: 30 Apr 18 - 01:51 AM

No nitpicking - merely observation.

The Scots and the Irish through their respective cultural traditions hold Ceilidhs. The English through theirs held things in the past that were called "English Country Dances" and of course Morris Dancing. So little known apparently are these English Country Dances, despite the EDFSS in the first part of the 20th Century, that they require a "caller" to lead people through the dances which in themselves are played at a slower tempo than their Scottish and Irish counterparts.


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Subject: RE: YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead
From: Mo the caller
Date: 30 Apr 18 - 10:05 AM

Or you could say that English dancers enjoy such a wide variety of dances, both old and recently invented that they use a caller to make sure that as many people as possible can take part.
Not sure that


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Subject: RE: YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead
From: Mo the caller
Date: 30 Apr 18 - 10:14 AM

Not sure that the bit about tempo is always true. If you go to a club the mix might include
Playford - sometimes old and stately (though there is 'zesty Playford' too)
dances that crossed the Atlantic then returned transformed, danced as a smooth walk to fast music
dances that might be called 'barn dances' or 'ceilidh dances', sometimes danced to slow music to allow dancers to get further off the ground, sometimes to faster music and a flatter step (depending on the age-range of dancers)


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Subject: RE: YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead
From: Mo the caller
Date: 30 Apr 18 - 10:32 AM

In fact the mix of dances I described above are exactly what the dance weekend seems to be offering.
Bit like Lichfield festival but on a smaller scale.
Or the dance side of my favourite week of the year Whitby. So, remembering that Malcolm had quite a bit to do with Whitby this one should be good too.
One thing I enjoy at Lichfield that this doesn't seem to offer is something for those of us who can't dance non-stop all day (brain gets tired as well as body). Lichfield has playing for dancing workshops, and a shanty session in town. At Whitby, the choice is so great that you need a week with the programme in advance, and still find out what you've missed afterwards.
Hope it's still going next year, remind us earlier please.


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Subject: RE: YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 30 Apr 18 - 05:53 PM

Ok, finally....curiosity killed me, and I opened the thread. WHAT is YFDW? Apologies for my ignorance.
MTIA - WLTK


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Subject: RE: YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead
From: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
Date: 30 Apr 18 - 07:24 PM

For those of you unable to access the website.

YFDW = Yorkshire Folk Dance Weekend.

Oh and the dates for 2019 are 5th - 7th July 2019.


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Subject: RE: YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 01 May 18 - 05:28 PM

Thanks Malcolm! Sorry, but I'll be in Stonehaven then at their festival!


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Subject: RE: YFDW 2018 is definitely going ahead
From: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
Date: 02 May 18 - 07:12 PM

Such a busy life we are all clinging on to!


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